In about a month and a half (I predict closer to a month), I'm going to have my first child. A son. As a teacher-turned-administrator for over the last decade plus, specifically in the preschool environment, I know about all there is to know in educating young children. I've helped write the entire curriculum for large company, and I've advised parents with children ranging from infants up to early teenage years. My dreams are developmentally-appropriate. But that's all academics. And it in no way is applicable to the day-to-day act of raising a child. Also, schools are one of the most heavily-regulated and governed, I hate to say "industries" in the country. What you can do at school is vastly different than what you can do at home. The saying goes that no plan survives first contact with the enemy, so I'm going into this with no plan at all. I have the basics down. I've been CPR/1st aid certified since I was legal to drive (and have, unfortunately, had to use the training too many times); while I don't believe in baby-proofing houses (the only way to truly learn not to touch a stove is to get burned by it), I have negated the latent dangers. Focus: Words of wisdom for a guy about to have his first kid.... Besides "run" and "push her down stairs." Unfortunately, I'm too out of shape to run very far, and the house doesn't have any stairs. Alt. Focus: If you could go back in time and advise your parents how to raise you, what would you have suggested they do? What did they do right? What should they have done differently?